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Lion or lamb? We’ll soon see

February 26, 2021

If March comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb; but if it comes in like a lamb, it goes out like a lion. We enter March, an ever-changing month. We can have warm, spring-like days and then suddenly a late-season blizzard.

The snow fell on Monday, Feb. 15 and no one on 57th Place was down the alley for five days. But on Friday the 19th a dump truck and front-end loader came by and made our alley perfect. Even the garbage and recyclables were picked up shortly after. Thank you to the workers for the great job.

If you can, please work to clear snow around your garbage carts so the workers can pick up the garbage. It helps if we all work together.

We’ve certainly had our share of winter so far. Hope all the snow melts for the first of the monthly community bike rides in Archer Heights.

Saturday, March 6 is the date for the first bike ride of 2021. The ride will start outside the Archer Park field house at 11:30 a.m. unless it is snowing that day. Remember to bring a helmet, a mask and a friend! The ride lasts for about 20 minutes through a family-friendly route along side streets. If a major street is crossed, it is done so by a traffic light.

Thanks to Diana from Peck School on notifying us that there were extra boxes of dairy products to distribute to our neighbors on Feb. 11. It gave me a chance to drop a box off to one of my favorite individuals, Mary. W. from 62nd Place. I always look forward to her letters of thanks after she receives the food. Along with her letters she sends me such lovely prayer cards so I say thank you, Mary W.

Happy Belated birthday to our favorite bartender along Archer Avenue, Dorea. Her birthday was Feb. 20. Now that restaurants are open for limited capacity, we visited her on the 19th for an early lunch. That’s when I found out it was her birthday. It is always a pleasure to visit with her and her boss and to support her place of work and his place of business.

Such an exciting weekend of the 20th and 21st. My husband was scheduled for his Moderna vaccine on the 21st after trying for weeks to get an appointment. I will give an update as to how it went next week.

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